Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood: New Perspectives and Agendas

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-20
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The parameters within which young people live their lives have changed radically. Changes in education and the labour market have led to an increased complexity of the youth phase and to an overall protraction in dependency and transitions. Written by leading academics from several countries, this Handbookintroduces up to date perspectives on a wide range of issues that affect and shape youth and young adulthood. It provides an authoritative and multi-disciplinary overview of a field of study that offers unique insight on social change in advanced societies and is aimed at academics, students, researchers and policy-makers. TheHandbookintroduces some of the key theoretical perspectives used within youth studies and sets out future research agendas. Each of the ten sections covers an important area of research “ from education and the labour market to youth cultures, health and crime whilst discussing change and continuity in the lives of young people. This work introduces readers to some of the most important work in the field while highlighting the underlying perspectives that have been used to understand the complexity of modern youth and young adulthood.

Table of Contents

Re-conceptualising Youth and Young Adulthood
Changing Contexts, Changing Lives
Youth Transitions in an Age of Uncertainty
Socio-economic Reproduction
Youth and Generation: In the Midst of an Adult World
Models of Navigation and Life Management
The Emergence of 'Emerging Adulthood': The New Life Stage between Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Social Divisions and Inequalities
Social Class, Youth and Young Adulthood in the context of a Shifting Global Economy
New Masculinities and Femininities: Gender Divisions in the new Economy
Young People, 'Race' and Ethnicity
Young People and Social Capital, Cherylynn Bassani
Disability, Exclusion and Transition to Adulthood
Young Refugees
Educational Contexts and Transitions
Educating for Late Modernity
Explaining Cross-national Differences in Education-work Transitions
Young People's Subjective Orientations to Education
Mass Higher Education
Keeping Kids on Track to a Successful Adulthood: The Role of VET in Improving High School Outcomes
Employment and Unemployment
Employment and Unemployment in Late Modernity
Changing Experiences of Work
Youth Unemployment and Marginalisation
Precarious Work: Risk, Choice and Poverty Traps
NEETs, Freeters and Flexibility: Reflecting Precarious Situations in the New Labour Market
The Stratification of Youth Employment in Contemporary China
What makes a Young Entrepreneur?
Dependency and Family Relations
Dependence, Independence and Housing Transitions
Leaving the Parental Home in Young Adulthood
Young, Free and Single? The Rise of Independent Living
Intergenerational Support During the Transition to Adulthood
Early Childbearing in the New Era of Delayed Adulthood
Homeless Youth and the Transition to Adulthood
Youth Culture and Lifestyles
Young People, Culture and Lifestyles
Leisure Activities, Place and Identity
Young Adults and the Night-time Economy
Young People and Consumption
Spectacular Soundtracks: Youth and Music
Young People, Drugs and Alcohol Consumption
Spectacular Youth? Young People's Fashion and Style
The Experience of Youth in the Digital Youth
Civic Engagement and Disengagement
Civic and Political Engagement and Disengagement
Young People's Civic Engagement and Political Development
Young People, Politics and Citizenship
Youth and Trade Unionism
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